Phew! It's Sunday already, where has the week gone?
It's been a bit of chaotic lately with life throwing in some challenging events but one bright moment amidst the busyness was an email from Rachelle Chase letting me know I was a finalist in the Chase the Dream 2010 contest.
It's a free 8 week contest, run online by romance author's Rachelle Chase and Leigh Michaels. Contestants enter 1000 words of the opening chapter of their romance manuscript (any genre, any length) and a finalist and mini-critique are chosen each week. Both authors post comments on the winning entry and mini-crit winner. The comments are insightful, telling you what appealed to them about the entry as well as offering constructive feedback. Readers can also offer their own thoughts on the pieces, too.
After all the finalist entries have been posted, readers will vote for their favourite from March 3, 2010 to March 10, 2010 for the top three places (so don't forget to come and vote!). A contest panel of experts (aka editors/agents) will also review the finalist entries.
Pretty awesome, huh? This is the first time I've entered the contest, so being a finalist was quite a thrill. What was even better was that Maggie Le Page, a friend from RWNZ, won the mini-critique this week! DownUnder girls rock!
If you're interested in entering the contest, check out the Chase the Dream website for the rules, conditions and prizes, but you'd better hurry as there are only 4 weeks left in this contest! Good luck!